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, obama care was passed at a time when 80% of americans indicated in polls they were satisfied with their health care. disrupting that was the political equivalent of knocking over a hornet's nest, and there seems little doubt at this point who is going to get stung. bret. >> you talk about winners. it appears you're talking about insurance coverage. we don't know about care at this point. >> exactly. for example, a lot of the uninsured and some who are losing their coverage are going to find themselves on medicaid. now, the reimbursement rates to doctors and other health care providers under medicaid are so low that a great many health care providers, doctors and the rest simply won't accept medicaid. so what you have for these people and perhaps many others as well, a growing doctor shortage, a growing shortage of hospitals that will take them. so what they ending up with is insurance, but not care. i think this is going to affect a lot of people and will add to the anger and resentment that we've talked about that others are already experiencing. >> all right, bret, thank yo
information of the american people. bret. >> mike, thank you. >>> president obama is learning sooner or later everything comes back to his health care plan. chief white house correspondent ed henry reports on a day that did not start out that way. >> reporter: eager to steady a disastrous start to his second term, president obama today began a very deliberate attempt to fire up his political base. first delivering a speech sponsored by the liberal center for american progress on income inequality, a topic that warms the cockles of progressive hearts. >> we don't promise equal outcomes, we strived to deliver equal opportunity. >> reporter: and with some of the young people who helped elect him now appearing to bail on him, the president later dropped by a youth summit at the white house and practically begged the young and healthy folks to sign up for his health care law. >> and that's why i'm here, because i need your help. >> reporter: top republicans fired back today the president has now had five years in office. so if americans are feeling insecure about cancelled health plans and stagnan
working, we know that obama care is still plagued with problems. and every american deserves relief from it. >> reporter: relief is also needed for congressional democrats who are nervously watching their poll numbers sink ahead of 2014 while the president's own approval ratings plummet. so he launched a new political campaign to call republicans out for not offering an alternative to a law that he vowed will not be torn down. >> you've got good ideas? bring them to me. let's go. but we're not repealing it as long as i'm president. i want everybody to be clear about that. >> reporter: with his em battled health and human services secretary kathleen sebelius and senior adviser valerie jarrett looking on he declared this is his top priority. >> if i have to fight another three years to make sure this law works that's what we'll de. >> there are millions more who stand to be helped. and we've got to make sure they know that. and i've said very clearly that our poor execution in the first couple months on the web site clouded the fact that there are a whole bunch of people who stand to benef
at the same exact event in two completely different ways. millions of americans know firsthand that they could not keep their plan or their doctor like president obama promised. too many people -- to many people that is a lie and undermines trust. but to others, apparently that statement is still true. with a major caveat. meanwhile visitors to the obama care website are seeing what plans are costing in detail and while those vary, you might suffer some sticker shock when you hear how much the website cost. we have fox team coverage. peter doocy looks at the revamps website and ed henry has the latest from the white house. hi, ed. >> reporter: the administration will make sure healthcare.gov will get a new look over the weekend, but there are questions about how they sold this to the public. first president obama and his aides had to adjust his promise that if you like your health plan you can keep it. and now ezekiel emanual is adding another caveat to the pledge. >> the president never said you can have an unlimited doctor in your country. >> he said if you like your -- you can -- like your
't always accu. but what we know is that obama carolout he rollout has been a disaster. the one other thing i found interesting in that interview with chris matthews is the president's claim in the interview that the american media, divide and splinter was the quote he used. divide and splinter the american public. think about that for a second. he said this to chris matthews who, today said in an interview with al sharpton, that mitch mcconnell compares unfavorably to pro apartheid south african leaders and barack obama complained to chris matthews that the media is doing that. i think that was ironic. >> amy? >> well, i think the media has been pretty tough on president obama's rollout of the health care law, and i think the question last night that matthews posed to him, his level of management control and ultimate accountability was the right question, i just don't think obama really answered it. it doesn't matter how many times he met with kathleen sebelius, he didn't meet with her enough, obviously. if he was hands on, he would have learned earlier on that this was an enormous task, t
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